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Assessment of technical state of existing irrigation systems of Vakhsh valley

Project location

The Republic of Tadjikistan, Kurgantube oblast.



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Khalikov A.Kh., Tadjik University of Agriculture The Republic of Tadjikistan, Dushanbe, Rudaky av., 146


Studies are dedicated to assessment of technical state of existing irrigation systems of Vakhsh valley, situation of available irrigated areas productivity increase in quantitative and time value, on base of analysis of present situation and its development forecast in future taking into account agricultural production per capita, definition of necessary costs for implementation of reclamation measures complex required for irrigated lands fertility increase. Vakhsh valley is located in the south-west part of Tadjikistan and represents inter-mountain depression. Valley relief is formed by flowing waters activity. Ground waters are saline, sulfate-chloride-sodium type. Irrigated area - 235.9 th.ha. In Vakhsh valley 10 irrigation systems with permanent irrigation and collector-drainage network function. Carried out studies gave technical assessment of irrigated lands reclamation state. Types of reconstruction and prospects of irrigation systems technical level increase as well as irrigated lands fertility increase were defined.

Key words

Irrigation systems; water use; irrigation technique, efficiency.


1. Authors - Khalikov A.Kh. Title - "To the issue of feasibility study of sloping plots development under irrigated farming in the Republic of Tadjikistan" TUA edition, Dushanbe, 1996 In one of the largest division of this paper ways of increasing available irrigated lands productivity in valley parts were given. Technical assessment of irrigated lands reclamation state and systems reconstruction types were described.